Yankee Born Rebel Heart

Published: 114 articles

Brillo to the rescue!!!

When I moved across two states lines just over 5 years ago, I snuck a Demitasse spoon out of my parents utensil drawer. This little spoon’s primary function is for stirring sugar and/or cream into black coffee (espresso/cappuccino). It can also be used for feeding babies (or pretending to feed my babydolls as a child) and in […]

You Might be a Skirmisher if…

Every National, I stop by the souvenir shop and make a purchase. I bought this T-Shirt about 5 Nationals ago and it is my favorite item by far. I don’t agree with the order of the top ten reasons you know you are a Skirmisher, but they are true: 1. You would rather own a Civil […]

Just do it.

I don’t know what happens in the men’s room, other than I picture leather sofas lining the walls and a lil old man standing by the door wearing the most expensive suit imaginable holding a silver tray with cigars in a neat little row with a crisp, white towel over his arm. I know what […]

Don’t Fence Me In

One of the things that attracted this Long Island girl to the mountains of PA were the lack of fences between property lines. I always associated a split rail & post fence with the country life. Along with hay bales, farms, livestock, etc. Being that I don’t have tons of acreage for a farm, we […]

My newest love affair

I recently discovered Nutella®. I eat it directly out of the jar with a spoon. No bread for me to cover the flavor. Creamy chocolate & hazelnut butter. It reminds me of those Ferrero Rocher chocolates. You know the ones. Those little hazelnut chocolate candies surrounded by a crisp wafer rolled in more chocolate & […]

Happy Trails

When I saw number on my caller ID this morning, I thought I severely overslept and groggily answered. It was my neighbor & I figured he was calling to see what we were doing today and the convo went like this: Neighbor: “Mornin’ Chris!! You ever see a wagon train?” Me (what did he just say): […]